Sunday, July 3, 2011

it's a plot, part II

warning: several of the following pictures have been "cropped."

as you already know (from "it's a plot, part I"), the above tomatoes are of the "apartment garden" variety.  
..the pictures (below) are from the "plot" at the cook's community garden. ..the day began with a meeting, and then several members put in "volunteer hours" (weeding, creating pathways with hay, and watering).

below: the lenny/julie plot, in several phases of development:

notice the (front, right) patch of dirt.'s hard, and covered with patches of grass, below.

phase 1: removal of big clumps of grass (via shovel and rake).

phase 2: tilling (and saving a lone marigold)

phase 3: topping with compost

phase 4: creating paths

left: julie came over (after work) to help create paths.  ..she also brought organic topsoil and a few plants.

phase 5: topping with organic garden soil

phase 6: planting and watering


phase 7 (3 july, 2011): we put a small fence around the plot, to keep animals out, and we planted additional plants. ..presently, we have:
  • 6 tomato plants
  • 8 bell pepper plants (1 green, 3 yellow, 2 orange, 2 red)
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 butternut squash plant
  • 1 straight-neck yellow squash plant
  • 1 crooked-neck yellow squash plant
  • 1 zuchinni plant
  • 1 pumpkin plant
  • 1 spicy globe basil plant
  • 1 german thyme plant 
  • 3 marigolds (they are supposed to attract bees [or keep bugs away] or something)


  1. thanks, ryan!

    we've had fun with it so far, and julie is interested in the egg co-op.

    see ya soon,